Prof. Dr. M.J.H.M. (Marcel ) Poorthuis teaches interreligious dialogue at the Tilburg School of Theology. His dissertation dealt with the French-Jewish philosopher Immanuel Levinas. He published about Catholicism, Judaism, Buddhism and recently about Dutch perceptions of Islam (Van harem tot fitna, Nijmegen 2011). He is co-editor of the international series Jewish and Christian Perspectives (Brill Leiden) and chairman of the foundation Pardes for Jewish wisdom. His recent publications deal with the Jewish and Christian sources of Islam.